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The Magic Cloak of Oz


Published 1914


The Magic Cloak of Oz is a 1914 film directed by J. Farrell MacDonald. It was written by L. Frank Baum and produced by Baum and composer Louis F. Gottschalk. The film is an adaptation of Baum's novel, Queen Zixi of Ix.

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UPDATE 9 July 2010:

The original upload was plagued with problems and has been replaced by a higher quality DivX file encoded directly from a new PAL DVD transfer from the original print.


Producer L Frank Baum
Production Company Oz Productions
Audio/Visual Silent, Black and White
Language English
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Credits

Directed by
J. Farrell MacDonald

Screen Writer
L. Frank Baum (novel "Queen Zixi of Ix; or the Story of the Magic Cloak")


Cast:
Mildred Harris...Princess Margaret 'Fluff' of Noland
Violet MacMillan...King Timothy 'Bud' of Noland
Fred Woodward...Nickodemus
Vivian Reed...Quavo
Pierre Couderc
Juanita Hansen...Queen Zixi of Ix
Frank Moore
Bernadine Zuber(as Byrdine Zuber)
Andy Anderson...The Hungry Tiger
Leontine Dranet...Mary's Mother
Hal Roach...The Cowardly Lion
Richard Rosson...Mary's Father
Raymond Russell...Jikki / "Silly Zixi"
Jessie May Walsh...Lulea
Mai Wells...Aunt Rivette

Produced by
L. Frank Baum....producer
Louis F. Gottschalk....producer
Harry Marston Haldeman....executive producer
Clarence R. Rundel....executive producer

Cinematography by
James A. Crosby

Piano Score from original stage musical of Wizard of Oz (1903)-
Just a Simple Girl From the Praire 1903
Love is Love 1903
My Little Maid of OZ 1905
Opening Prayer Transformation Theme 1903
Phantom Patrol 1903
Poppy Song 1903
Rejoice! The Wizard is no longer King
The Traveler and the Pie 1903
When We Get What's A-Comin' to Us 1903
When You Love, Love, Love 1903

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harold Ostrom....assistant director

Visual Effects by
James A. Crosby....optical effects

Reviews

Reviewer: Onimusha - - August 29, 2008
Subject: Nice Story
A pleasent story and worth watching
Reviewer: bearpuf - - August 29, 2008
Subject: As Fairy Tales Go-Not Bad
Not bad for early cinema, and as the previous reviewer mentioned a good method to introduce a child to silent film. The mpg version seems to be intact. Well, at least the ending was there.
Reviewer: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan - - August 27, 2008
Subject: Pleasant Silent Film
I've seen this on DVD and watched a bit of this uploaded version. IMHO the music doesn't really fit although I'm sure most people on IA have some Classical music that might fit better. Either way it's great to see this film uploaded, since it's a entertaining silent kiddie film, and a good way to introduce kids to silents. Only about half the film survives but the story-line is understandable.
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